Here’s something you may not realize. Men are different from women. There, we said it. Truthfully, to maintain optimal health, men must care for their bodies differently than their female counterparts. Fortunately, you don’t have to take over-the-counter medicines or throw prescription drugs to keep the aches, pains, hormonal imbalances, and dad-bod at bay.
Common Men’s Health Complaints
For many men, getting older means coming to terms with a few not-so-nice conditions like:
- Weight gain
- Loss of strength
- Hair loss
- Body aches and pains
- Decrease in libido
- Digestive problems
Where you used to bounce back after a hard workout, you suddenly hurt yourself getting out of bed. Where you once ate what you wanted without gaining weight, your pants are too tight. Fortunately, the answer is not found in crazy fad diets or pain medications.
Best Treatments for Men’s Health
Traditional medicine believes that there is a pill for everything, but only addresses the symptom, not the underlying cause. The right treatment for better health restores your body’s function and helps it operate the way it should.
For hundreds of years, acupuncture has been used in Eastern medicine to treat everything from aches and pains to illnesses. Inserting small, thin needles under the skin at specific points in the body stimulates the immune system, digestive system, metabolism, and endocrine system to reduce stress, speed up metabolism, heal the body, and create a general sense of well-being. Many people are wary of having needles inserted into the skin, but most patients are surprised by how comfortable the process is.
Yes, chiropractic care is an ideal way to treat back pain, headaches, numbness, and tingling throughout the body. But did you know it can treat many of the symptoms associated with aging as well? Think of your back like the cage that protects your spinal cord. From this central nervous system component, nerves radiate throughout the body controlling everything from muscles to vital organs like your lungs, stomach, kidneys, and intestines. Once these nerves are freed from pinching and disruption that happens with poor positioning of the spine, they can control your organs the way they should. Say goodbye to acid reflux and chronic fatigue in addition to aches and pains.
With so much misinformation about nutrition floating around at the water cooler, it’s no wonder we’re all confused about what we should be putting into our bodies. The truth is, the fuel you eat determines how you feel both now and in the long run. Chronic inflammation brought on by poor nutrition can affect every system in the body, cause aches and pains, reduce metabolism, destroy libido, and amplify the stress in your life. Fortunately, functional medicine experts can create a nutritional plan designed for your body, your complaints, and your goals. Together with targeted supplementation, functional medicine can restore your health without the use of medication.
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Hormonal imbalances do not just happen to women. A man’s testosterone production begins to decline after age 30 at a rate of about 1 percent per year. While the effects may be unnoticeable at first, over time the cumulative effect can leave a man feeling tired, sluggish, depressed, or uninterested in sex. BHRT uses hormones that mimic those found in the body to balance a man’s hormone levels, restoring his feelings of energy and vitality.
If you are a man, chances are, you could use a bit of a tune-up. Call our office today or schedule your consultation online and find out how we can help you regain some of your vim and vigor.